Lauranne BARDIN, Director of Recruitment and Strategic Development of Tony Parker Adéquat Academy, headed to London on March, 10th for three intensive days, full of meetings and encounters with high school students, university staff, career counselors, and basketball coaches.
On Sunday the 10th, a TPAA stand was settled at the Park Plaza Victoria for the QS World University Tour. The exhibition gathered about 15 universities from all over the world and about 400 visitors seeking informations about international undergraduate programs. The Tony Parker Adéquat Academy particularly introduced both international programs : the Global Bachelor of Business of Administration (BBA) with our major partner the emlyon business school, and the International Bachelor in Mechanical, Materials and Aerospace Engineering, in cooperation with INSA Lyon.
Lauranne Bardin met the following day the Careers Center team from the Lycée français Charles de Gaulle in London. The High School is already communicating on the programs offered at emlyon business school and INSA Lyon. Thanks to our presentation, they are now able to introduce the TPAA to their students wishing to fully enjoy their passion.
This trip was also an opportunity to meet different basketball academies and their team, which participate to the Elite Academy Basketball League :
- Lloyd GARNER, Head of basketball operations of Barking Abbey School Basketball Academy
- Damien PLUMMER, head boys Basketball coach of Havering Sixth Form College Academy
- Michael BALL, Basketball director of Oaklands College
After passing the A-level exam, those students are looking to continue their undergraduate studies while continuing their intensive practice of basketball. Only a few succeed to get a scholarship to American universities, and today very few British Universities offer the possibility to practice basketball at a good level.
The TPAA is the answer to young players, by allowing them to pursue their passion while having the guarantee of getting a job at the end of their studies.
Passion or studies ? Thanks to the Tony Parker Adéquat Academy, they won’t have to choose anymore.